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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.



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About roger1

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  • Birthday 04/09/1954

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I guess i was about 5 or 6 when we went to Michigan to my sister's house for Christmas , and i had never seen the likes of the snow like was up there ! , but she had the best looking Christmas tree with multi colored lights,i am sometimes forgetful now , but not about that tree and the very cold weather.
  • Location
    tampa, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    I was born a coal miner's son , in West Blocton Alabama(roll tide) the baby of 11 papa was 65 and retired when I first saw the light of day , i am a ASE certified auto mechanic Retired , and owner of Down From The MOUNTAIN Christmas LIGHTING here in Tampa.
  • Interests
    still like rebuilding carburetors every now and then , and making Christmas decorations (such as sparkle balls)
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  • About my display
    when i do my home , i try to include the home made items like sparkle balls and blizzard tubes (love the 48" ones), never caught on to the computer control displays.

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  1. WOW ! I have never seen the 3 wise men on camels this big before , where can i find some ?
  2. The last time I talked to her , she said he was not doing too good , Val I am so sorry , just remember he is in no more pain , God bless you .
  3. roger1

    Is this a good Buy

    the vampire plugs are the worst you could buy because they crack , some times when putting the slider on , you want to get your vampires from daryl brown in tenn. , forget the company name .
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    I got 3oo orange and 300 warm white c9 opticore bulbs for a home i do in south tampa and they looked great , the orange bulbs washed the the walls in orange , and the Christmas display with the warm whites were great ! , the led's filled the c9 bulbs from top to bottom and they were not that much more than the regular c-9's , so for me , i would say the little bit of pocket change is Well worth it for a very happy home owner .
  5. roger1

    For Sale: 'linkables' Icicle Lights (Incandescent)

    looks like you put them up with my favorite light clips , so they must not be too heavy.......... are they aluminum or hot roll steel ?
  6. roger1

    2013 Expo Hiking/backpacking Trip?

    oh , every time i go i plan on a coulpe days to hike and try to hike a new one each time ,we would love to have you tag along , alum cave trail is a must do for the 1st time hike and so is some good hiking boots 'cause its mostly roots & rocks , but so worth it for the views, there is nothing like it, you will never foreget it , and you will return ! i don't know whats better about the abrhams falls hike , the hike itself or the drive to it , but a good way to spend the day..... so that woud be a couple day hikes that should get ya hooked
  7. roger1

    2013 Expo Hiking/backpacking Trip?

    hey hot rod thts what i do every chance i get to go up that way have you hiked up to mt. la conte ? abrhams falls is a real nice hike in the summer, if it get too hot just sat down in the the water and watch the little rainbow trout nibble on your toes they change colors like led lights we are looking for a cabin that we can walk to the trolly stop that takes us to the convention center now
  8. roger1

    Squirrel Problem

    yup , been there ! they were driving me nuts i used lousiana hot sause in a spray bottle and vicks vaporub on all the connections and ant had any problem in after that
  9. could you let us know when you get yours and how you like it ? i called 3 of my verry good coustomers and told them they sould get as lesat one , and i had one call me back no more than 10 min. all gittie and told me they got the "frank and freinds" and "santas raindeer barn". it would be nice to get ole frank and freinds up in a couple weeks
  10. thank you brad , that is what i need to do WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO !
  11. roger1

    New Ones

  12. if you need something to stack 3 or 4 high or higher with a lot of weight in them ............. check out the green ultra latch totes at target, i have them stuffed with 40 ft. ext. cords and light sets , and they are holding up real good. 25 gal. $9.00
  13. Well............i had found a target store that had cases upon cases of 100 ct. minis,reds,greens,clear,icicles, and i just knew where and when i was gonna pounce, went to check it out last night , and it looked like the buzzerds had landed on it, all i could come away with was a few c7s and a case of clear 50ct clear, and get this the check-out lady said some radio station had said this store had tons of clear minis, and you know the rest, so if you need them get them now , after christmas sales are a gamble, and we are NOT dealing the cards !
  14. roger1

    Solor Lights ?

    i know what your thinking , i'm thinking the same thing but.............i do 4 entry ways for this property management company , and they have 5 entry walls to light up ,4 have power 1 has none . is there a " new generation " of solor christmas lights , or should i be thinking of a panel or 2 ?